Page 4, 13th January 1989

13th January 1989
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Obedience And Spirit In Balance

IN his discourse on the individual conscience on page five of this issue the eminent moral theologian Bernard Haring presents us with an image of the Church that has "great......

Japan Past And Present

HIROHITO'S death has revealed much about the west's residual hospitality to Japan, and still more about the social strains that country is undergoing at present. As the Anglican......

Parents Differ With Head

AS parents who had children at St John the Evangelist primary school when the present headteacher took up her post, we feel it is important that we set the record straight......

A Child's Role In Fostering Muddle

I WAS interested in Eric Wall's letter on adoption (January 6). He doesn't seem to be considering the child in these cases. Merely that the mother should consider what is best......

A Two-tier Approach To Voting Reform

AS YOUR editorial rightly stated (December 25), it is time to re-examine the electoral system in this country. In fact it is long overdue. To this end, I would propose that the......

Strong Matters Lead On National

THANK you for your courageous editorial of December 30: drawing attention to the homelessness, unemployment and deprivation which after a decade the Tory Government "has failed......

Care For Privileged In Education Field

YOUR editorial "in defence of comprehensives" (January 6) perturbs me. It may be encouraging that the Sisters of Mercy are, in the spirit of Vatican II, returning to the work......

Reasoning, Not Casting Stones

JOHN Evans (December 30) should not be answered by anger, but by reason. As I understand it, the teaching of the Church is that, if people have sexual intercourse, they should......

Bishop Thomas' Role In Bringing Peace

AMONG the many obituaries about and tributes paid to our dear Bishop Francis Thomas who died on Christmas Day, I have, as yet, found no mention of his witness to peace. He was a......

Bravo Ronnie

MAY I express my appreciation of Ronald Rolheiser's column in your newspaper each week. As a student of moral theology, and now an assistant priest in a parish in England, I......

Lacking A Moral Guide

SIMON LEE (January 6) it seems to me, paints an altogether too rosy picture of the Church's influence "at the centre of moral debate" in this country. And, indeed, of the hope......

Debate Charter '88 — Not Dismiss It Outright

VICTORIA Gillick's approach to Charter 88 (January 6) was somewhat blundering. Actually I think the Charter a splendid initiative but obviously it will have to be developed......

Learning The Errors Of Past Deterrence

S E MacKenzie (December 30) asks "what use is 'deterrence' that doesn't deter?" The answer of course is "no use." Looking back over the past 40 years and the death, destruction......

Mormons Not A Threat But Preserving History

I read with astonishment Robert Williams' letter objecting to the bishops' conference giving permission to the Mormons to copy genealogical records (January 6) Parish records......

Ministers Minding The Shop

I AM not exactly a holiday enthusiast so I would probably have made, in a negative sort of way, quite a sound minister. Come peril or disaster 1 would always have been found at......